WKCTC Kam Challenge basketball game Feb. 24 to honor former Stars player Kam Chumbler

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will again recognize one of its own with this year’s Kam Challenge basketball game at 2 p.m. February 24 in the college’s Haws Gym. Kam Chumbler (Photo from WKCTC) The Kam Challenge is in memory West Kentucky Stars basketball player and high school basketball star, Kam Chumbler who died tragically in 2015. Many of his former teammates and coaches...

West Kentucky Community and Technical College honors 2017 donors, unveils nine new endowments

Nearly 100 donors, WKCTC students, faculty and staff attended a Donor Recognition Reception at WKCTC January 30 (Photo from WKCTC) This will be a tough weekend for Hickman County’s Greg Godby and his family as February 2 marks the one year anniversary of his wife, Kim’s, death. But he is proud of the scholarship established in her honor that will help students at West Kentucky Community...

WKCTC’s Clemens Fine Arts Center to play host to popular political satirists Capitol Steps Feb. 16

Putting the “mock” in “democracy” since 1981, the Capitol Steps bring their irreverent political satire to West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Steps were born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan...

KCTCS reaches milestone with three million students having completed workforce training since 2000

The Workforce Solutions team at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has reached a milestone. They have provided services for more than three million program participants since the program began in 2000. The 16 colleges of KCTCS offer customized training and support services for business and industry statewide. One example is WACKER Chemical Corporation in Calvert City, which...

WKCTC establishes new awards and scholarship program to honor regions educators

Sometimes they work late hours. Sometimes they use their own money to enhance what they are teaching in their classrooms. Sometimes it’s just the warm smile given on a cold day. West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has established a new awards and scholarship program to recognize those pre-kindergarten through high school educators, administrators and staff members who have gone...

Registration now open for WKCTC Seniors Learning for Fun spring program; courses begin Jan. 16

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Seniors Learning for Fun Program for this spring begins January 16. The college is offering a variety of program offerings and senior learners are encouraged to register now for the series, which begins January 16 and runs through May 8. Individuals can register for one or all courses for $30. All offerings (except the annual trip) will be held...

New book analyzes impact of Kentucky’s ‘Rebel Press’ on public opinion during the Civil War

Throughout the Civil War, the influence of the popular press and its skillful use of propaganda was extremely significant in Kentucky. Union and Confederate sympathizers were scattered throughout the border slave state, and in 1860, at least twenty-eight of the Commonwealth’s approximately sixty newspapers were pro-Confederate, making the secessionist cause seem stronger in Kentucky than it was in...

WKCTC’s Paducah School of Art and Design to host community involved art exhibition by Ruth Baggett

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will open Extension of Thought, a community involved art installation by Ruth Baggett with a free community reception January 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery. The gallery is located at PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street in Paducah’s Lower Town Arts District. The...

WKCTC’s 10th annual One Book Read to feature bestselling author Karen Thompson Walker

It’s been 10 years since the first acclaimed author came to West Kentucky Community and Technical College for the inaugural One Book Read. The 10th anniversary is being celebrated with the New York Times bestseller, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker. Walker, who will visit the WKCTC campus as the finale to the 10th anniversary One Book Read, will present a public presentation on March...

Twenty-nine Kentucky residents among 31 to receive first nursing pins from WKCTC December 11

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s nursing pinning ceremony will be held as part of the 7 p.m. commencement ceremony Monday, December 11 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. Included in the nearly 1,200 candidates for graduation, thirty-one nursing students will cross the Carson Center stage to receive their associate degree nursing degrees, as well as their pins representing...

WKCTC to award more than 1200 degrees, first nursing pins during fall commencement Dec. 11

West Kentucky Community and Technical College will honor more than 1,200 candidates for graduation during a 7 p.m. commencement ceremony December 11 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. For the first time, nursing students will also receive their nursing pins as part of the commencement ceremony. Featured commencement speaker, Allen North, an assistant vice president in the Banking Supervision...

WKCTC Professors to share state’s history in second season of WKMS ‘Old Kentucky Tales’ podcast

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Brent Taylor and Jason Donner are once again sharing quirky tales from Kentucky’s past with the second season podcast series of “Old Kentucky Tales” on WKMS. Taylor, a history professor, and Donner, an associate professor of communication, both of Paducah, take a light-hearted and amusing look into Kentucky’s history with...

Find those one-of-a-kind gifts at WKCTC’s Paducah School of Art and Design Holiday Art Sale Dec. 2-3

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) invites the public to its seventh annual Holiday Art Sale in the college’s Clemens Fine Arts Center Gallery December 2-3. The Holiday Art Sale will be open in the gallery Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Providing the opportunity to purchase unique...

WKCTC’s Paducah School of Art and Design to host first National Printmaking Invitational Nov. 16

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will host its first National Printmaking Invitational featuring the artwork of artists from across the country. The exhibition opens with a free community reception November 16 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Bill Ford Gallery at PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street in Paducah’s...

West Kentucky Community and Technical College among finalists for Aspen Prize for Excellence

The West Kentucky Community and Technical College was named Tuesday one of ten finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. The $1 million prize fund will be awarded in March 2017 in Washington, D.C. to the winner and up to four finalists with distinction. (See complete...

KCTCS announces 15th annual All-Academic team and New Century Scholar

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is announcing its 2016 All-Academic Team and the Kentucky New Century Scholar. This marks the fifteenth year for the All-Academic team that celebrates the accomplishments of 32 KCTCS students, two students from each of the 16 colleges. These students are elected through a rigorous process based on scholarship, community service, activities...

Nationally-recognized community college president Barbara Veazey announces retirement

After more than 40 years of service in education, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) President Dr. Barbara Veazey announced her plans to retire, effective June 30, 2016. During a faculty and staff meeting in Crounse Hall today, Dr. Veazey said she has been blessed to work in the community college and have a career in a place that changes lives, like no other, through education....